"Legacy- President's Reserve Classic Chardonnay 2012" Is meant to recognize Welty's contributions to the school's viticulture and enology programs.
Friday's presentation came as a surprise to the president. He says he thought he was just visiting a semester end wine tasting event.
Welty said, "I think what's special about it is that students are involved in it and uh, just to have my name associated with that is very special."
Welty served 22 years as president of Fresno State. The new wine will be poured at his retirement celebration Saturday at the Save Mart Center.
It can also be purchased at the Rue and Gwen Gibson Farm Market on campus.